This is a review of a split album between Belgium's Kyllian and Turkey's Unhappy called "The End Of The Human Race" which was self released in 2013 and we will start off the review with Kyllian a 1 man band that plays a very experimental form of depressive black metal.
"You Fucking Bitch" which is also the first song on the album opens up with dark sounding synths and experimental noises as well as some trip hop style drum programming which leads up to spoken word samples, halfway through the song depressive black metal s creams are added in for a few seconds.
"Take Me From This Place" begins with spoken word samples and synths which also leads up to acoustic guitars and towards the end there is a brief use of depressive black metal screams being utilized.
"Pain Is Leaving The Body" opens up with distorted noise sounds and programmed drum beats which leads up to spoken word samples and the sounds of dying and towards the end you can hear some atmospheric sounding dark ambient synths and black metal screams along with some IDM elements.
"H.N.A" which is also the last song on their side of the split begins with spoken word samples and a few seconds later electronic dance music sounds make their way into the song and the song remains in the same direction.
Song themes, cover darkness and violence, while the production has a very dark sound to it which gives it an underground feeling.
In my opinion Kylian are a very great sounding mixture of dsbm, dark ambient and experimental and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "You Fucking Bitch" and "Pain Is Leaving The Body". RECOMMENDED.
Next up is another release from Unhappy which sticks to the depressive black metal sound.
"A Useless Suicidal Note" which is also the first song on his side of the split opens up with distorted and slow guitar riffs along with some grim black metal vocals as well as some drum beats and the song sticks to a slow depressive direction.
"Gilgamesh's Song (The King Who Looking For Eternal Life)_Live-" begins with clean acoustic guitar playing and drum beats along with some clean singing melodic vocals a few seconds later and towards the end dark sounding ambient synths are added into the song along with some spoken word samples.
"Past Is Your Enemy" opens up with depressive and atmospheric sounding black metal guitar riffs and drum beats and you can hear synths in the background before the drum beats speed up and the music adds in grim screams and then returning to a slower direction before speeding up again and then back to slow along with a small amount of melody.
"Goodbye Song-Live-" which is also the last song on the split begins with acoustic guitars, drum b eats and melodic vocals and towards the end ambient synths and spoken word parts are added in to give the song an experimental feeling.
Song lyrics cover dark, depressive and a small amount of Sumerian/Mesopotamian themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Unhappy and if you are a fan of depressive black metal with an experimental edge, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Useless Suicidal Note" and "Past Is Your Enemy". RECOMMENDED.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you a fan of depressive black metal and experimental music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED BUY.